Hellfire Wood, Come & Try It, 17th November 2019

On Sunday the 17th of November 2019 Setanta Orienteers are hosting a Come and Try It event at Hellfire Wood.  The event will be signposted from Stocking Lane.


Start times will be between 11am-1pm and the courses will close at 3.00pm sharp.
There will be an early start time of 10:30am available for Scout Groups by arrangement. Contact 087 616 4244 or email setanta.orienteers@gmail.com

Parking around Hellfire Woods gets very congested every weekend so please car pool if you can and kindly follow the car parking marshals instructions, parking will be on forest road at top of Hellfire Woods car …

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Ballyward Leinster League 24/2/19

On the 24th of February 2019 Setanta Orienteers are hosting a Leinster League in Ballyward forest. Ballyward is a medium sized very runnable wood with a great mix of linear and point features, and without one single bramble. The map has been recently updated by Pat Healy. Some felling has taken place recently but it shouldn’t interfere with the courses. It will still be very runnable even with some felling.

Course details are;-
Brown 7.3km 180m climb 19 controls
Blue 5.8km 130m climb 15 controls
Green 5.0km 120m climb 15 controls
Light Green 3.9km 110m climb 10 controls
Red 3.8km …

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Ballinascorney Come & try it

Setanta Orienteers are hosting a non-league come and try it event at Ballinascorney Woods on Sunday 19th March. Start times between 11am and 1pm. Click this for Full Details Directions from the M50: Exit the M50 at Junction 12, Ballycullen and proceed in the direction of Oldbawn and Tallaght. Drive past 2 roundabouts and at the next crossroads turn left onto the R114 heading towards Bohernabreena. Stay on the R114 for around 4.5km then take the left turn at the Stone Cross and follow the road for another 2.1km until you reach the forest entrance on your left. Parking is available along this good forest road please follow the parking marshals instructions when locating a parking space. There are a small number of spaces available on the main road also so if parking there please leave gaps between the cars at regular intervals to ensure the free flowing of traffic. Google Directions Read more

40th Anniversary novelty event (club members only)

Setanta Orienteers is 40 years old having been founded in 1976. We thought that the occasion should not go unmarked, so we are going to have a celebratory novelty type event on Sunday 23rd October in honour of the occasion. The event will be at Ballinascorney using the 1979 version of the map. There may have been some changes to the area in the intervening decades (to say the least), but that’s part of the fun. Read more